Wait times are getting to be so long in Florida that you have a better chance of spotting the Skunk Ape in the Everglades than seeing a dock door in under 2.5 hours.
Unfortunately, I’m not just talking about wait times in ports or rail yards. Florida is dominating the wait time categories.
The SONAR charts above illustrate this fact. On the left side is a heat map list of seaports across the nation.
Jacksonville and Tampa lead the way at 218 and 177 minutes respectively. However, the Port of Miami must not have received the “slow down” message – its wait time is a pitiful 78 minutes.
On the right side is a tree map of all the markets across the country. Dominating the upper left are Lakeland, Jacksonville, and Miami!
Hell, they even beat out Shreveport, Louisiana! All three of them!
- Lakeland – 173 minutes
- Miami – 159 minutes
- Jacksonville and Shreveport – 154 minutes
Impressive showing! And, some of the lowest rates in the nation!
Guess what does not suck.
Yes, South Beach and the Florida Keys, but as far as wait times go it is Erie, Pennsylvania. It has the lowest wait times in the country at 88 minutes.
The SONAR chart below compares the three largest markets in Florida to the national average wait times.
Florida is just in another league, my friends!
Have Freight and don’t Suck! Anyone? No? Rome is burning?
Chattanooga, Tennessee is the place to be!
Check out the SONAR charts below.
The heart of Freight Alley has growing outbound freight, declining inbound freight, and wait times well below the national average and falling.
Don’t wait in line, get paid!
Peace and love